Saturday started bright and early. So early, in fact, that Richard wasn't around yet, so Rob played host before the first panel. He came out with the band to set up:
Rob *to audience*: Are you ready?!"
*Rob continues to plug in instruments*
Audience: "Are YOU ready?!"
Rob: "Not quite, but we will be!"Tahmoh Penikett( Oh my god, this is the end of me and my career )
Before the next panel, Richard appeared in a bathrobe and shades with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, pretending like he had just gotten up.Osric and Gil( I don't play characters that get out of situations. )Matt, Richard, and Rob( I-am-great-at-procreating. )Mark Sheppard( Ooo, aren't we judgmental today! )Production Panel - Russ Hamilton, Kevin Parks, Adam Glass, Jim Michaels( Which one is Misha? )
There was a small break here, and I went and had a chocolate martini. It was DELICIOUS and I basically ended up throwing it back like a shot.
My friend Kathleen told me and katstark
a funny conversation that she had with her seatmate during the production panel. I loved it so much, that I told her I'd put it in my report.
- During the panel, when Jim was talking about the 200th episode. He called it "a love letter to the fans"...
Kathleen *to seatmate*: "Maybe the boys finally have sex."
Seatmate: "Yes, that's why it took so long to prep it."
: "I wonder how many fingers of Matt Cohen that took."
Then I went back downstairs - on the way, I passed by Kevin and Jill, with their dog Kuma... and proceeded to trip over my own feet in the middle of saying hello to them. *headdesk* Jill was very nice and helped me up and we chatted a bit. I told Kevin how much I loved the panel and that I was so happy they finally had a production panel and I hoped there'd be more of them in the future.
The costume contest was just wrapping up when I got back down to the ballroom. In previous years, they've had Misha come out to judge the castiel's, but I guess he was too busy, because this year Adam from Creation just decided. Ah well. The dude who does Cas really well, and won last year, entered again, and he was great again - but Adam chose more interpretive costumes as the winners... including an entry that looked more like a 1980s female-superhero costume than Castiel, but WHATEVER, it was creative and an elaborate interpretation, so maybe that's what he judged it on... and that dude won last year, so it was good to give someone else a turn to win.Misha Collins( I bet I could make you come with one finger )Autographs
On Saturday, the only autographs included in the gold ticket were Mark Sheppard and Tahmoh. I didn't say anything to Mark, because he spoke first, telling me that I was the second person with my name that he had done an autograph for that night. "With the same spelling?" I asked, "yes." "Wow, that never happens! Oh, uh, thanks!" Seriously though, I've never actually officially met another person with my name, though I know there's a fellow fan with it. She's a huge Misha fangirl and I keep getting confused on the internet, because people talk about how she showed Misha her ass or something alarming sounding, and I will be like "NO, I DIDN'T!!" before I realize a split-second later that they aren't talking about me.
With Tahmoh, I told him that I hoped he got to play a werewolf soon. He told me that "a girlfriend of mine has a show called Bitten," and he's hoping to work with her. I told him I'd keep my eye out for him.Cabaret( I would not do this in front of any other crowd. )Cocktail Party
I think they (and by they, I mean the actors) are trying to slowly dissolve what the cocktail party used to be. I usually don't go to this, as the first two times I went, I was just too spent from the day to enjoy myself. This year, I let a friend drag me there for the first half-hour. The only actors there were Matt, Osric, and Gil, and they made it clear that the party was for the fans to enjoy - drink, dance, mingle...ie: it wasn't about sitting at a table while actors came and sat down for 90 seconds to answer the question of whoever at the table spoke first. The actors didn't stick around for long... they still had the centrepiece competition, but then they pretty much immediately took off.... and so did I.
And thus ended Saturday!